Praying Mom with Brooke McGlothlin – ETB #69

Do you know you should be praying for your kids but don’t know how? Or do you wait to pray when life is difficult? I have. Do you want to be a praying mom? So why don’t we pray continually?

Praying Mom with Brooke McGlothlin - ETB #69

Join Brooke and me for a conversation about her new book Praying Mom: Making Prayer Your First and Best Response to Motherhood.

We know we should pray for our kids but for various reasons, we don’t. Here are a few common reasons:

  • Fear
  • Not knowing what to pray
  • Lack of time
  • Too much chaos to make time to pray
  • God doesn’t hear my prayers
  • I can’t pray until I get my life together

“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”

Ezekiel 36:26

God is the one who works and changes the hearts of His people! It is God that instructs us to be faithful. Part of being faithful is to practice praying for our kids even when we feel inadequate. When we pray for our kids, we are practicing obedience to the Lord.

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

James 5:16

Our prayers are accomplishing much. Don’t discount the power of prayer in cultivating the right heart in you and your family. They are watching how you live your life.

You don’t have the answers to pray for them. You don’t have to stress because you don’t know how to pray. You need to trust in the One who does know the plans He has for your family.

If you have older kids and haven’t established a routine of praying for them, it’s not too late. Start right now! I keep a prayer journal and pray specific prayers for all of my adult kids. They know I pray for them and will ask me to pray for something specific. It brings enormous joy to me in knowing I can go before the Lord on their behalf.

If you want a copy of Praying Mom, you can find it at many local retailers and online. And don’t forget to download the free chapter and other bonuses Brooke is offering!

If this episode blessed you or encouraged you to pray scripture over your children, let me know. I’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for joining us here at Equipped To Be!

xoxo, Connie

About Brooke McGlothlin

Brooke is the cofounder of Million Praying Moms and author of 5 books, including her latest, Praying Mom: Making Prayer the First and Best Response to Motherhood. She’s a wife and mom to two teenage boys who make their home in the mountains of Appalachia, calling southwestern Virginia home.

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